Lisa Vanderpump is explaining why her West Hollywood hotspot, PUMP Restaurant, was recently shut down “indefinitely” by the California Franchise Tax Board.
In a series of tweets shared on Friday, the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member explained the “tax dispute” and suspension PUMP was facing after being accused of failing to pay her taxes, penalties, or interest, or failing to file her tax returns.
“Just shut up,” Lisa demanded on March 12 after coming across a report from The Sun. “Taxes were delayed because everybody was working from home and restaurant was closed, [at] least it wasn’t in chapter 11 like 10,000 others that have closed across America.”
According to Lisa, who is expected to begin production on the eighth season of her RHOBH spinoff, Vanderpump Rules, in the coming months, her restaurant was actually shut down due to a small fee that had been overlooked five years ago.
“Apparently, I have got to the bottom of it. It was [a] $250 filing fee from 2016 …. So important, worthy of a headline…said no one ever,” she tweeted. “Geez [10,000] restaurants have closed for good….so sad. #Pump Goodnight.”
“Ok a big week coming, it’s been a long year, but filming three shows has definitely kept me busy, I am fully vaccinated many of our staff are in process, numbers are way down, Overserved airs on [E! on March 18th] it’s so much fun lol, Pump opens 17th. And our rescue has now saved 2200 [dogs],” Lisa announced.
Shortly after sharing the news of PUMP’s impending reopening, Lisa and her husband, Ken Todd, were photographed outside of the venue.
Lisa Vanderpump is in good spirits as she prepares to open Pump following closure over a tax dispute https://t.co/1BgipmkV4w
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) March 15, 2021
On Sunday, March 14, the Daily Mail revealed Lisa, Ken, and their dog, Puffy, looked to be in good spirits as they got their restaurant in order for Wednesday’s re-opening after Los Angeles County confirmed they are now allowed to fill the inside of their restaurant to 25% capacity